Hydrachnid
Hydrachnid Hy*drach"nid, n. [Hydr- + arachnid.] (Zo["o]l.) An aquatic mite of the genus {Hydrachna}. The hydrachnids, while young, are parasitic on fresh-water mussels. [1913 Webster]

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  • hydrachnid — hy·drach·nid …   English syllables

  • hydrachnid — hīˈdraknə̇d noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Hydrachnidae : one of the Hydrachnidae : water mite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water mite — Wa ter mite (Zo[ o]l.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to {Hydrachna} and allied genera of the family {Hydrachnid[ae]}, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in color, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water spider — Water mite Wa ter mite (Zo[ o]l.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to {Hydrachna} and allied genera of the family {Hydrachnid[ae]}, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water tick — Water mite Wa ter mite (Zo[ o]l.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to {Hydrachna} and allied genera of the family {Hydrachnid[ae]}, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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